Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 | 9:38 a.m.
Beyond the Sun
Hollywood has already started to embrace 3-D in movies, like Disney's "Bolt" in 3-D, Walden Media's "Journey to the Center of the Earth," or next year's "Avatar" from James Cameron. The electronics and gaming companies have been releasing technology that lets home media systems and PCs deliver 3-D.
At their booth at this year's CES, Nvidia has revealed fully immersive stereoscopic 3-D gaming with NVIDIA GeForce 3-D Vision. Pair these 3-D Stereo glasses, add on GeForce GPU and a "GeForce 3-D Vision-Ready" display and you will view the game in a fully immersive stereoscopic that will be compatible with all the major upcoming games, such as "Call of Duty: World at War" and "Rise of the Lich King."
On the show floor, games like "Call of Duty: World at War" and recent releases like "Race Driver Grid," "Devil May Cry 4," "Guitar Hero" and "Unreal Tournament 3" were playable on 1080p DLP TVs and Viewsonic 3-D Ready 120Hz LCD displays. I've seen a lot of 3-D in my day and I was really impressed.
Nvidia is not the only one embracing the 3-D revolution. CES 2009 has booths highlighting 3-D, including 3-D Webcams, stereoscopic 3-D Monitors, adventure-based 3-D gaming, 3-D scanners and GPS 3-D navigation.
Keep following our CES 2009 coverage for more on these technologies.